11 Jan 2017

Get The Look: A Modern Hamptons Home


A modern Hamptons home is exactly what this chilly week is calling for, am I right?!

I came across this beautiful Hamptons home tour on Arch Digest earlier this week and had to recreate the look. You guys know I tend to swoon over traditional beach houses with blue and white color schemes but surprisingly, I fell in love with this modern hamptons home, too! Masculine leather chairs, vintage ship artwork and a traditional dark wood coffee table + end tables has me wanting to move in asap. I’ve recreated the look for less for you today! Scroll on for product info.


23 Jun 2015

Montauk in 48 Hours


You know I love a good summer weekend in the Hamptons. Whenever I travel out east, it’s pretty random where I stay. Last summer I stayed at my company’s house in East Hampton, at the Montauk Yacht Club with Jess and Lauren, Sag Harbor with Cadillac and Amagansett with friends. This past weekend I jumped in on a friend’s share house in Montauk. The location was perfect – walking distance from Surf Lodge and only a 12 minute walk to downtown!

If you’ve ever been to the Hampton’s, you know it’s expensiveeee – whether it’s hotels, food, ubers. You name it, Montauk is expensive. Anywho, after exploring Montauk this past weekend, I thought I’d share what to do in 48 hours since that is a typical time frame you would travel to and from the city.


Day 1 –Friday Afternoon

Getting there: Yes, there’s an airport but unless you’re catching FlyBlade, you’re commuting out with the rest of Manhattan. You’re best bet? Catch the 1:43pm train out of Penn Station. You will have to transfer at Jamaica. Quickly frolick as cute as possible with your sun hat in hand to the next train – you cannot stand for the entire 3 hour train ride to Montauk!!! Also, do not forget the rose! The LIRR is the only way to drink and drive through the Hampton’s.

Arrive in Montauk Friday evening. Walk downtown to Gig Shack for dinner. Order the spicy tuna tartar taquitos, oysterys, billy goat salad, and mushroom risotto. After dinner, walk over to Montauk Beach House or South Edison for an after dinner cocktail.


Day 2 – Saturday

Attend 9:30am Soul Cylce class (because you know we have to work off all of the rose from the night before).  If you don’t end up getting into Soul, head to Surf Lodge to attend one of their kick-ass weekend fitness classes. This series is a part of their “wellness program” that runs through Labor Day. After class, walk down S. Edgemere Street to the plaza. Have breakfast Joni’s – prepare yourself, there will most likely be a line full of hip Montauk locals.


After breakfast, walk down Montauk Highway back to the plaza. Pop in Montauk Clothing for a cute, casual crew neck sweatshirt. Swing by Kelly B BoutiqueGansett Lane Home, or Montauk Carriage House for the sweetest home décor gifts. There’s also an amazing pop-up shop currently happening at Montauk Beach House. After shopping, head to Navy beach for a bite to eat and some rest and relaxation. Navy Beach is one of Montauk’s best beachfront restaurants with casual, coastal cuisine. Order the Navy burger.

Saturday night head to Ruschmeyer’s for dinner. Sit outside on the back patio (get there early if you don’t have a reservation). Order the market salad, watermelon with shiso and peanuts, and margharitta pizza.


Day 3 – Sunday

Review all of your Snapchats from the night before before heading to Naturally Good for breakfast. Order the organic egg sandwich with cheddar. After breakfast, head to Ditch Plains beach – don’t forget your turkish towel and suncreen. Ditch Plains Beach has beautiful cliffs and is great for cutie surfer watching. Other local must-stop by beaches include Gin Beach, South Edison Beach or Hither Hills State Park. After a day in the sun, head to Surf Lodge at 5:30 for their Sunday evening concert series. Expect a laid-back California vibe. Order their “Juliet” rose. Catch 9:30pm Jitney home.



South Edison

Gig Shack 

Surf Lodge


Naturally Good



Clam and Chowder House

Duryea Lobsters Deck


Navy Beach

The Clam Bar


Cyril’s Fish House

Sloppy Tuna

Montauk Brew Co

The Montauket



Surf Lodge

Montauk Yacht Club


The Crow’s Nest

The Montauk Beach House


Gansett Lane Home

Whalebone Creative

Cynthia Rowley

Calypso St. Barth

Surf Bazaar

Montauk Carriage House

Montauk Clothing

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27 Aug 2014

My Weekend In Sag Harbor With Cadillac

I cannot believe how quickly we are approaching Labor Day! This summer has been a blast and somehow I’ve managed to make my way to the Hamptons every weekend in August – not that I am complaining or anything – but this past weekend was particularly fun as Jess, Hallie and myself were invited to stay at a quaint cottage in Sag Harbor with Cadillac. The brand let us borrow a fabulous CTS all weekend so we could explore the various shops of Sag Harbor and South & East Hampton.

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We also were invited to attend a few parties at a private estate thrown by Ivy Connect, a members only social networking group full of entrepreneurs and other young professionals – my kind of people. The private estate was preeeetty amazing. I would love to decorate a mansion or two with that type of property. It definitely confirmed that I need a house in the Hamptons at one point or another (wishful thinking?). Anywho, we attended a pool party during the day on Saturday followed by a cocktail charity event Saturday evening to benefit Building Blocks for Change.

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Sunday we roamed around the downtown of Sag Harbor and East Hampton to get our shopping fix.



I absolutely love the Ralph Lauren store in East Hampton hidden among greenery and hydrangeas.

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We also discovered this little antique shop in Sag Harbor. It had this amazing brass lamp for $1,400 dollars that needs a beautiful home stat. If I had the space, I’m pretty sure I would have invested in the lamp right on the spot. I also loved this tufted leather chair and trunk below.


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After our shopping spree, we headed back to the pool for a little R&R. All in all it was a fabulous weekend getaway. A big thank you again to Cadillac for hosting us! Can’t wait for our next adventure. Xo. Lauren

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< Images via myself, Jess & Hallie >

11 Aug 2014

My Weekend At The Montauk Yacht Club

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know I spent this past weekend in Montauk with Jess and Lauren. We were invited to stay for two nights at the historic Montauk Yacht Club. On Friday I did a round up of how to get the look based off the pictures on their website but let me tell you, the interiors of the hotel certainly did not disappoint. It was navy and white striped heaven. It was the perfect girls weekend full of sunshine, rose, fabulous views and delicious dinners. Here’s a little recap of our weekend.


 Arrive at MYC at 5:30pm on Friday. This view? Obsessed. Let the instagramming begin.

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Friday 6:00pm – Head upstairs to our room to get ready for dinner. Insert navy and white heaven! These striped pillows add the perfect touch.

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 Friday 6:15pm – Take selfie in the bathroom covered in navy + white striped wallpaper.

Asos Dress // J.Crew Panama Hat


7:30pm – Jess and I enjoy our first.. I mean second glass of rose at Ruschmeyers. Must order the Tuna Poke, Margherita Pizza and Kale Salad.

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Friday 8:15pm – Twinkly lights turn on. Yessssss.

Friday 9:00pm – We head to Surf Lodge.


Saturday 8:30am – Coffee on the deck of our hotel room.

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Saturday 12:00pm – Lunch at the hotel.

J.Crew Linen Striped Shirt (similar) // J.Crew Panama Hat // Asos Tank Dress // Blue Ray-Bans


Saturday 1:00pm – The hotel was nice enough to host a cocktail making class for us! We had such a great time mixing four different cocktails. I always love learning new cocktails to make for my next party!

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Saturday 6:00pm – Head to Serena & Lily’s + Domino Magazine’s Hamptons party  to mix and mingle with interior designers. You must check out Alexa Hampton and David Scott. Love these navy blue directors chairs.

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Saturday 7:15pm – Me and Jess enjoying our first glass of rose.

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Saturday 8:00pm – Swing by + snap a pic Serena & Lily’s Hanging Rattan Chair. #nopunintended

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Saturday 8:15pm – One last picture of me and Jess on Serena & Lilly’s Riviera Bench in Poppy.

Express Striped Crop Top (similar) // Asos Romper // Julie Vos Jewelry

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Saturday 9:00pm – Walk through the beautiful resort for dinner at MYC!

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Sunday 9:00am – Coffee + domino’s latest issue = perfect Sunday morning in bed.

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Sunday 11:00am – We head to the pool for a little R&R. I’m currently reading the Vacationers by Emma Straub and highly recommend!


Sunday 2:00pm – We head to lunch at MYC before we take the train back to the city. You know a trip to Montauk is not complete without a lobster roll!

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Sunday 5:30pm – Train back to the city! A big, big thank you to the Montauk Yacht Club for hosting this weekend. Until next year!